Every now and then, there’s the impression that the Catholic Church regards technical progress (or progress as such) as an evil that has befallen Earth. Electronic offertories might have proven this theory wrong, and now comes this, in the new updated version: the iConfession. The iTunes stores offers “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” for $ 1.99 and thus a whole new world of opportunities – labled “nihil obstat” (harmless) by the church.
After creating a password-secured account by revealing name, birth date, sex, martial status and the date of the last confestion (“female” and “priest” not possible), the modern sinner can examine their conscience accorting to the Ten Commandments and chose from a selection of committed sins. Among these, reportedly, the classical, reliable paths to hell: homosexuality, wearing of obscene cloths, masturbation, premarital sex, use of condoms, abortion. Let’s remember: nihil obstat.
While the average customer rating reaches four out of five stars, one customer review reflects the aparent need of development in the technology of iConfesssion:
Totally useless – I have downloaded the app but no absolution is included!!
Aparently God is an idiot.
Appsolution needed here, I guess. And as the auther of the German review points out – the iConfession is performed on the cell phone of a company whose name is the biblical symbol for sin.